Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Georgia agreed to modified Russian Peace Plan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili said today they had agreed to a modified version of a peace plan with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a halt to military operations in Georgia on August 12 in support of the plan proposed by Sarkozy, who flew to Georgia after meeting Medvedev in Moscow.

"It is a political document. It is an agreement of principles ... and I think we have full coincidence of principles," Saakashvili told a joint news conference with the French president.

Sarkozy said the text would be presented to a meeting of European Union foreign ministers today so they could throw their weight behind it. It would then provide the basis for a U.N. Security Council resolution. Reuters

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